28 Sep 2013

Chiefs bolster forward pack

1:28 pm on 28 September 2013

The Chiefs have signed two new forwards for the 2014 season.

The back-to-back Super Rugby champions have recruited Canterbury lock Matt Symons and Tasman loose forward Liam Squire.

The Chiefs Assistant Coach Tom Coventry says he's been impressed by the form and work rate of the new recruits in their respective provincial rugby campaigns.

Twenty-four year old Symons has been a strong performer for Canterbury this season having made the move from England, where he played for Esher and was a former British rower.

At two metres tall and 117kg, Symons has proven to be highly mobile with strong aerial ability.

At 112kg and 196cm tall Liam Squire's athletic style has caught the eye of several Super Rugby franchises but Squire selected the Chiefs.

Both players will move to Hamilton late November.